May 4 2020

In light of the steady increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past two weeks, Mercer Health, along with the Mercer County Health District, wants to remind Mercer County residents of the importance of cautiously working our way back toward a normal level of activity.  Both entities are asking the community to comply with community mitigation and public health guidance, such as following...

Apr 30 2020

Mercer Health will begin to re-open services beginning Friday, May 1st.  The re-opening schedule is listed below.  In addition, beginning, Monday, May 4th, the West and South Entrances at Mercer Health’s Mercer County Community Hospital will be open Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.  All visitor restrictions remain in effect.  Mercer Health provides up-to-date COVID-19 information at:...

Apr 27 2020

As we are working to care for our community, our community is working just as hard to take care of us! We are very appreciative and excited to share this event with you. Many talented, local musicians are coming together to support the employees of Mercer Health and Grand Lake Health System. Thank you to the organizers and artists for putting on this event. We are looking forward to a fun filled...

Apr 24 2020

To address asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The Joint Commission,  the accrediting body for over 22,000 health care organizations and programs nationwide, including Mercer Health’s Mercer County Joint Township District Community Hospital, recommends that healthcare facilities “…implement source control for everyone entering a...

Apr 6 2020

Mercer Health Medical Group now offers pulmonology services, for patients with acute and chronic lung conditions, with the addition of Dr. Jayanth Gutta.  Dr. Gutta is board certified in pulmonology, internal medicine, critical care and sleep medicine and will see patients at Mercer Health’s Community Medical Center in Celina. Dr. Gutta is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment with...

Apr 6 2020

Mercer Health Medical Equipment, located at the Galleria in Celina, has announced the following guidelines to ensure patient and staff safety. All patients are to call Mercer Health Medical Equipment at 419-584-1973 with their order prior to arriving. For retail items, payment can me made over the phone. Curbside delivery is available; please call when you arrive. If you must enter to pick up...

Apr 1 2020

  To maximize resources and efficiencies as our planning and preparation for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to evolve, we will be discontinuing  Doctors’ Urgent Care services and will treat all patients presenting at the Mercer County Community Hospital’s Emergency Department as emergency room patients.  Additional reminders and updates are outlined below.  More COVID-19 Information, including...

Mar 25 2020

At Mercer Health is it our goal to provide care options for every situation.  As our planning and preparation for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to evolve, we have updated our care options for After Hours, Urgent and Emergent Situations.  Guidelines for seeking the right care at the right location can be found on our website at: https://...

Mar 24 2020

Due to the national shortage of personal protective equipment and in preparation for a potential surge of patients, Mercer Health is welcoming donations of unopened personal protective equipment and fabric masks made by members of our community. Orders for standard disposable masks are on long back orders across the nation due to both increased demand and supply chain issues. Hospitals across the...

Mar 24 2020

A medical surge tent has been erected outside of the Emergency Department at Mercer Health’s Mercer County Community Hospital.  This is being done in preparation for a potential surge of patients, and is part of a complex hospital surge plan.

Mar 18 2020

Due to new directives issued today from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, COVID-19 testing is to now be preserved for hospitalized patients and symptomatic hospital workers.  Therefore, Mercer Health’s Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Center at the Mercer County Fairgrounds will no longer be utilized.  The COVID-19 pandemic is an evolving situation and Mercer Health continues to respond proactively while...

Mar 18 2020

  In line with recommendations from the U.S. Surgeon General and ...

Mar 18 2020

  Beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020, no visitors are permitted at any Mercer Health location, due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus).  These visitor restrictions apply to all Mercer Health facilities. Exceptions: One (1) support person for Childbirth Center patients End of Life situations – close family and clergy only One (1) support person for surgical patients Minor patients (...

Mar 17 2020

  Mercer Health has developed a COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Drive-Thru Testing Center at the Mercer County Fairgrounds.  The Drive-Thru Testing Center will open on Wednesday, March 18th at 9 a.m.  Drive-thru testing is a safer way to test for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) by minimizing exposures in physician offices, urgent care and the emergency department.  The drive-thru model is being used throughout the...

Mar 17 2020

  Mercer Health has taken many additional actions due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  See below. THE HOSPITALITY GIFT SHOP The Hospitality Gift Shop at Mercer Health’s Mercer County Community Hospital is closed until further notice. APPOINTMENTS Mercer Health Medical Group offices including primary care, pediatrics, OB/GYN and others are offering phone visits as appropriate.  The office will meet...

Mar 15 2020

  Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus), we have implemented new visitor restrictions to ensure the health and safety of our patients, their families and our staff.  Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, these visitor restrictions apply to all Mercer Health facilities. General Guidelines for all Visitors In general, we request that people do not visit our facilities.  Visitors must be...

Mar 12 2020

Social distancing is imperative at this critical time in the COVID-19 pandemic.  In order to best protect our patients, staff and the community, the following cancellations, restrictions and closures have been put into place.  Cancellations All community outreach events are cancelled until further notice including the Spring Healthy Community Day scheduled for April 4th.  Closures Hazelnut Coffee...

Mar 11 2020

  Mercer Health has developed extensive plans to proactively manage potential COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases in the local area.   In regards to patients seeking care, Mercer Health is asking the local community to strictly adhere to the following guidelines should medical treatment be necessary.    When and How should I seek care for COVID – 19 (Coronavirus)?  QUICK REFERENCE:  Call 419-678-5395,...

Feb 13 2020

The Medical, Educational and Development (MED) Foundation of Mercer Health awarded Connie Hein, a five-year Charity Ball committee member, the 2019 Outstanding Friend of the Year award at the Friends of the MED Foundation dinner on January 26, 2020. The annual event was attended by more than 150 supporters of the Foundation. “This year’s MED Foundation Friend of the Year is a very generous donor...

Jan 30 2020

Ohio public health officials work 24/7 to make Ohioans safer and healthier — including monitoring of reportable diseases, including 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). For more information www.odh.ohio.gov/coronavirus.  

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